This Week ONLINE: k _BLOGS Follow Noelle Barrett's blog about all topics related to the Environment and Going/Being GREEN. LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER Ha Vit Collegtenne Volume 77, No. 4 THIS WEEK IN LA VIE Sports At #9 in the nation LVC field hockey a force to be reckoned with Page 8 Perspectives The Pennsylvania State Budget crisis and what it means to students Page 6 A & E Find out what makes or breaks "Halo 3: ODST" Pages 5 Index News 1-3 Features 4 Arts & Entertainment 5 Perspectives 6 Sports 7-8 EMBER PENNSYLVANIA Newspaper ASSOCIATION An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 New LVC literary series "Out of the Bag" comes Nina Balogh '10 Circulation Manager On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2009, the first of four Brown Bag Lunch- es, organized by the English depart- ment, was held in Frock Lounge in the upper level of Bishop Library. Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson present- ed a paper on Herman Melville's poem, "The House-top." The Brown Bag lunches are an opportunity for students and facul- ty to present papers, reports or cre- ative works they have written. Each one will be held in Frock lounge at noon on a Wednesday. Food is provided and those who attend are welcomed to bring their "brown bag" lunches. Dr. Laura Eldred originated the idea for students in order for them to see what professors of English do. Presenting papers is one of the many things scholars of English partake in, and this will give stu- dents an opportunity to get some practice presenting papers and creative works, themselves. It is also good practice if the students are thinking of going to graduate school. There are three more pre- senters this fall: student Stuart Jef- fcoat on Oct. 14, 2009; Dr. Philip Billings on Nov. 4, 2009; and stu- dent Bekah Achor on Dec. 2, 2009. In the spring, according the El- dred, the department would like these "Brown Bag Lunches" to be offered as often as every three weeks. N. BALOGH khbOOl (Slvc.edu Livin on "The EDGE" Campus program encourages future leaders Kristin Witzel ' 1 1 La Vie Staff Writer The EDGE Leadership Program enables students to develop skills to become future leaders. Through a variety of structured workshops, students gain valuable training from Leadership Development Ed- ucators. These educators include trained undergraduate students, student affairs staff members, facul- ty, and assorted community mem- bers. Students will develop commu- WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK nication, decision making, and goal setting skills, along with techniques to effec- tively moti- vate people around Thl6 them. Each person in the program will learn what their individual leadership style is and what meth- ods to use to successfully work with others. These are just some of the skills students in the program will learn to develop or enhance. Along with gaining valuable skills, students can earn any of six certifi- cates — sequential or specialized — that con- sist of the following: Bronze Leadership Skills, Silver Practicing Leadership, Gold Per- sonal Leadership, Ath- letic Leadership, Com- munity Service and Engagement, or Diversity and Social Justice. To earn any of these certificates, each Please see LEADERSHIP | Page 2 September 30, 2009 Acclaimed quartet comes to campus Kristin Miller '10 La Vie Staff Writer This Thursday, Lebanon Valley College will be featuring a concert by The Cypress String Quartet as part of LVC 's Residency program. As part of the program, a public master class is available for college students on Thursday from 1 1 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The quartet will then play the main public concert on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Friday morning, the quartet will play for over 400 middle school stu- dents coming from schools such as Northern Lebanon, Lebanon, and Lower Dauphin. This concert is at 10:00 a.m. if you should happen to miss the Thursday night performance. A special class for high school students will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lutz as well. Six highly talented high school students will perform for this class as they are coached by the entire quartet. The Cypress String Quartet is a traveling quartet which the Wash- ington Post calls "Beautifully pro- portioned and powerful." Each group member is an indi- vidually acclaimed musician with training from institutions such as The Julliard School, the Royal College of Music, and Interlochen Cleveland Institute of Music. Be sure to come listen to the energetic, enjoyable show being played Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in Lutz Hall. K. MILLER krm004(a>lvc.edu ft X6169 I TAKE ONE 2 La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 New; Student Government update 9.28.09 Eleven more cameras in the works Matthew Howell- Clarke ' 1 La Vie Staff Writer The Lebanon Valley Student Government (SG) for the second consecutive year did not have a quorum for its official meeting at the annual planning retreat. Presi- dent Mark Fersch TO reported that two-thirds of SG must be pres- ent for any motions to be passed. All motions made at the Sept. 26 meeting in Gettysburg were tabled until the meeting on Sept. 28 in the Faust Lounge of the Mund College Center. SG convened at the Round Top campground in Gettysburg, PA at 2:07 PM. In discussion held during the retreat at Round Top campground, representatives of the ValleyFest committee had previously attend- ed the Sept. 7 meeting requesting a sponsorship of $8,000. The re- quested money would be used to increase the committee's evening entertainment budget for the event, which is scheduled for April 16-17, 2010. The evening entertainment budget is used to book, sign and ac- commodate the national recording act that performs during the Satur- day evening concert. After much discussion, a motion was made by Bradley Snyder T 1 to allot the Val- leyFest committee the requested $8,000. That motion was passed at Monday's follow-up meeting. Of the $8,000 allotted, $3,000 will come from SG's club co-sponsor- ship budget and $5,000 will come from SG's carry-over from the pre- vious year's budget. A member of SG was then put up for review for meeting absences. SG's advisor, Director of Student Activities Jen Evans, requested that the member's name be withheld. The attendance policy of SG states that if a member misses three or more meetings, the member will have to explain to SG the reasoning behind those absences. If SG does not find validity in the member's explanations, the member can be voted off. The member was removed from SG during the Sept. 28 meeting. It was announced that another mem- ber of SG resigned. Their positions will be filled from the results of an election held earlier this year. Vice President Katie Krediet '11 discussed the cameras in the park- ing lots. Currently, there is one camera on the walkway to the fresh- men "Gold" lot and two cameras in the "Gold" lot. There is room in the upcoming budget to install 1 1 more cameras. The budget, which will be prepared in November by Al Yingst, the head of Public Safety, will be for the 2010-1 1 school year. According to Vice President of Stu- dent Affairs Greg Krikorian, if SG wishes to have cameras installed before this budget request, then two to three members must write a formal request to him for the in- stallation. Brad Snyder and Myles Miller '11 volunteered to write the proposal. Emily Berger TO asked that a new pay schedule be implemented for student workers. As it currently stands, college employees who are paid on an hourly wage get paid ev- ery two weeks. Salaried employees and student employees of the col- lege are paid once a month. It was requested that students who are paid on an hourly rate be paid every two weeks. Club Liaison Mary Kent '11 re- ported that an umbrella organiza- tion might be created for all of the current dance-oriented clubs on campus. This organization would work directly with SG and will then allot money to each of its clubs on a separate basis. The next meeting will be held at 9:40 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, once again in the Faust Lounge of the Mund College Center. Paint Annville Day Proceeds benefit gallery, artists Kate Sullivan '12 La Vie Staff Writer Annville will be partnering with the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College on Sat- urday, October 17, to host "Paint Annville Day". Artists, whether professional or not, are invited to register at the gallery from 8 to 10 a.m. The registration fee is $15 for the public and $5 for students. After registration, participants have until 3 p.m. to draw, photograph, or paint their favorite part of An- nville. Pieces created that day will then be sold in a silent auction, which is open to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the art gallery. Of the money generated from the sale of these works, half will go to supporting the gallery and the remaining half will go back to the artist. "It was an honor to be invited," said Jo Margolis, a sculptor and drawer who is coming to the spe- cial day. She, along with other near- by artists, was invited to share her talent at the event. "It's a creative idea and a great way to support the gallery and our arts, too, and show- case Annville at the same time." Along with Margolis, Annville will host other well-known artists, such as Dan Massad and Rob Ev- K. SULLIVAN kms008(®lvc.edu Premier German Military Band Performs at LVC Christine Heagy ' 1 3 La Vie Staff Writer The premier German military band, one equivalent to the U.S. Marine Band, performed on cam- pus Monday night. So, how did this group find Lebanon Valley Col- lege? The answer involves a story of old friends. Jim Erdman is an ad- junct professor of music at LVC and it was through an old friend- ship with international jazz legend Jiggs Whigham that this concert took place. Back in 1981, while attending the International Trombone As- sociation Workshop, the two met and Whigham suggested they flip- flop clinics they were teaching. Since then, the two have remained friends, though only meeting in person no more than a half-dozen times. Whigham called Erdman a few months ago to say that he was in Washington, D.C, touring with the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr and that perhaps they could squeeze in a trip to Annville. The German government, which is paying for all of the Musikkorps' expenses, would extend its generosity to this detour, a fact for which Erdman says we "owe a debt of thanks." The Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, translated "Music Corps of the Federal Defense", held their concert in Lutz Hall. There are 58 musicians in the band, and a few stage hands. Tuesday morn- ing they held a master class with all interested parties, and Whigham was accompanied by LVC alums Andy Roberts and David Lazorcik as well as LVC adjunct professor Jim Miller. This is not the first time Whigham has come to LVC. In 1985, he held a similar concert and workshop here. C. HEAGY ch002(S)lvc.edu LEADERSHIP: "EDGE" program assists students M. howell-clarke mah003(S)lvc.edu Continued from Page 1 participant will need to complete four required workshops and four workshops of their choice. Some workshops also require experien- tial hours and a reflection paper. Some of the many workshops offered include Stress Relief, Lead- ership and Networking, Fostering Creativity, Managing Your Time, Sports Psychology, and Conflict Mediation among others. All of the workshops are evaluated by the students afterwards to provide feedback about what the work- shop did well and what may need to be improved. Upon comple- tion of a leadership program, stu- dents receive a framed certificate, invitations to unique events and programs, a T-shirt, a letter of ref- erence for credentials, and the op- portunity to boost their resumes. Next Edge Workshops: Tonight!- Managing Personal Finances 7p.m. New Student Center Thursday: Personal Leader- ship Development Session at 7 p.m. Faculty Dining Room K.WITZEL kaw002(S)lvc.edu Corrections & Clarifications It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate information. To that end, we welcome and en- courage notification of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an email to lavie(3)lvc.edu, subject line: Corrections. La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 3 New; Local business to display student artwork Missy Zellner '13 La Vie Staff Writer If you stop by Kettering Corner in early October, you might just get more than ice cream as a treat. Starting October 4th, Kettering Corner will be featuring artwork by LVC students. Sarah Drum- heller, a senior, is organizing the event. Drumheller said, "The main reason is to familiarize the commu- nity with the skills that the students have and hopefully, maybe, get the students some jobs using their skills." However, the artwork is not merely on display. The students may also sell their artwork, if they choose to. In this way, the artists get to both expose their work, and earn a few dollars. "I believe that the purpose of this event is to help the students showcase their work and show them that they can be successful, whether this be through selling their pieces or gaining some kind of experience," said Drum- heller. Kettering Corner is also benefit- Missy Zellner '13 / LA VIE CAMPUS CREATIONS Kettering Corner, a local favorite of LVC students, will be displaying student artwork beginning on October 4th. ing from this exhibition. The own- er, Darby, is enthralled about the experience to show off students' work. "I'm definitely excited," said Darby, "I want to expose their art- work." This event might even pan out to be more. Some students might even dish out the ice cream this coming week. "We are also hop- ing that the art club comes down at some point during that week and scoops ice cream," said Drum- heller. So, whether to get a tasty treat or to see some great artwork, drop on by Kettering Corner starting Octo- ber 4th. Drumheller hopes "all the students come down and check out this event to support their fellow students." CAMPUS All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety ********************************************** 9-27-09 | Underground Disorderly conduct A student was uncooperative with the UG staff. Public Safety Officer re- quested the student to leave and he did so without incident. 8-27-09 | Theft Arnold Sports Center (Football Locker Room) Theft of a wallet was reported to the Public Safety Office. Theft occurred from the football locker room. Wallet contained cash, credit cards, driver's license. Investigation continues. Anyone with any information, please con- tact the Public Safety Office at ext. 6 1 1 1 . Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 1 1. M. ZELLNER mazOO 1 (a) lvc.edu Caitlin Murphy ' 12 La Vie Staff Writer Dueling Dutchmen is a new program that is being implement- ed by the Residental Life Office with hopes to implant competi- tive spirit among Residential Housing Facilities. This first an- nual year-long event will consist of different challenges for LVC students to participate in. 8 Participating Teams: 1 ) Mary Green Hall 2 ) Vickroy Hall 3) Keister Hall 4) Hammond Hall 5) Funkhouser Hall 6) Silver Hall 7) Stanson Hall 8) Dellinger Hall, Marquette Hall, Derickson Hall, Apartments & All Houses "Each month there will be dif- Dueling Dutchmen Fall Events: 1 • Sunday October 4th: Dodgeball Tournament (a) 7:00pm (Arnold Sports Center Arena) *Y Friday, October 24th: Homecoming Pep Rally (a) 7:30pm (Football Field) 3 « Monday- Friday, October 26th thru October 30th: Week-long Photo Scav- enger Hunt (Campus Wide) 4. Saturday, November 7th : Student Appreciation Day Football Game (a) 1:00pm (Football Field) 5. Wednesday November 18th: Bake- Off Presentation (a) 10:00pm (Faust Lounge) ferent events to compete for points. Points will be added to the overall score and at the end of the year the area that wins will get some sort of rec- ognition and a party. Each building must have represen- tation to receive points" - Area Coordinator Brandon Smith. Points Breakdown: 1st Place = 2nd Place = 3rd Place = 4th Place = 5th Place = 6th Place = 7th Place = 8th Place = 100 points = 80 points 60 points 50 points 40 points 30 points 20 points 10 points C. MURPHY crm003(a>lvc.edu 4 La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 Featu res LVC day of service at Coleman Park Caitlin Murphy' 12 La Vie Staff Writer This past Saturday, September 25th was LVC's Day of Service from 9 am -3 pm at Coleman Park in Lebanon. Participants planted painted signs and sheds, and removed trash and sticks along the grounds of the park. Chaplain Fullmer was enthusiastic about the turn- out of LVC stu- dents which was more than 90 throughout the work day. The following were present: Phi Sig, Circle K, APO, Rotaract, Ice Hockey, along with other LVC students. Over 100 trees were planted and mulched. C. MURPHY crm003(S)lvc.edu Catch This Club Caitxn Murphy' 1 2 La Vie Staff Writer Welcome to Rotaract, a ser- vice based club whose aims are to help not only the community but also international people of need. With its first year as club status, Rotaract is very interested in in- creasing student membership. Officers include President Brittany Ryan '11, Vice Presi- dent Jen Murphy ' 1 1, and Trea- surer Charles McElwee '11. "Service above self," is the club's motto. Goals for the year include participation in the annual Pumpkin Walk, which will show- case Halloween festivities at the Quttie Nature Park on October 30th. Some members have also showed interest in registering to walk the annual Crop Walk, which helps raise money to fight world-wide hunger. Any interested members should contact President Brit- tany Ryan-bmr004(3)lvc.edu. Check this blog for more information:http : / /hackysaac. blogspot.com/ C. MURPHY crm003(S)lvc.edu Tuesday October 6th Mund College Center PARKHURST DINING SERVICES WILL BETHERE LISTENINGTO YOU! Personal Relationships... Exceptional Culinary Experiences Learning more about you and the Lebanon Valley College community is important to us. We invite you to stop by and visit with us; share your thoughts, tell us what's important to you and how Parkhurst Dining Services can bring value to the cam- pus by delivering a program built for the students of LVC! Learn more about our unique approach! Fresh Food Sustainability FarmSource Locally Grown Products From Scratch Cooking Caring and Listening Accountability Innovation Can-Do-Spirit Invest in YOUR Future Your thoughts are important, if you don't get a chance to meet us on October 6th, please send us an email from your LVC account to: ParkhurstCares@ParkhurstDining.com Visit http://www.parkhurstdining.com/to learn more about us. WIN a GIFT CERTIFICATE to the College Store by visiting us at the Mund Center on October 6th or send us an email by Halloween with your ideas. La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 5 flrt§&6nt£rtamm£nt "Halo 3: ODST" captures excitement Jake King '11 Co-Editor Bungee does it again. Make no mistake, there were doubts; Master Chief has been the central character of the Halo series since its inception, and the thought of him not being included in a Halo game inherently brings feelings of uncertainty. But rest assured, even though this spinoff goes without the ubiquitous hero of the United Nations Space Command, Halo 3: ODST nonetheless lives up to the high standards of its forebears. The first major difference between ODST and other members of the Halo franchise is that in this game, one gets the chance to play as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (hence, ODST). Without the superhuman abilities of Master Chief, the gaming experience becomes more realistic (or at least as realistic as you can get while gunning down hordes of aliens). Master Chiefs life-saving energy shield is also gone, but the game designers have factored in a "Stamina" mechanic and conveniently placed medical kiosks which more or less take its place. As far as weaponry goes, the beloved Battle Rifle is gone, but in its place is a suitable replacement. Die- hard fans will also note that the pistol hearkens back to the model included in the original game, complete with a scope and a quicker firing time. In addition, the SMG now has a scope curious about it, it is a game worth the investment. Courtesy Google Images BACK IN ACTION Players can once again indulge in the world of Halo with satisfactory gameplay for mid-range combat which greatly enhances its capabilities over the model Master Chief was forced to wield in Halo 3. Regrettably, it is once again now impossible to dual-wield weapons, but as the player is no longer a genetically enhanced super human, I suppose this is only to be expected. The only remotely upsetting feature of the game is the campaign; the player takes on the role of The Rookie, a new member of ODST. Separated from the rest of your squad, you must make your way through the city of New Mombasa to reunite with them, using the new VISR interface and information kiosks that are more of an inconsequential nuisance than an aid to look for clues as to their whereabouts. I maybe going out on a limb here, but I think its safe to say that most die-hard fans of this series bought ODST for a good, old- fashioned, alien-killing romp — not to play detective. The campaign is also depressingly short, but given its less- than-arresting qualities, I would almost count this as more of a positive However, what makes the game worth the price is the addition of the new Firefight mode. Basically a new Multiplayer option, you and your friends can now fight endless hordes of enemies under varying conditions. It matches, if not exceeds, the multiplayer capabilities on other Halo games, and with only a limited number of lives, it means you really have to make every shot count and it leaves no room for a weak link. All in all, ODST is a competent expansion to the Halo series. It may leave something to be desired in terms of plotline, but it is certainly a good game nonetheless. It lacks some of the awe-inspiring qualities of its predecessors, but all in all, it is still a force to be reckoned with. I would tell die-hard fans to go buy this game but the reality is that 95% of them were probably among those lined up at Gamestop or WalMart at midnight of its release date, rabidly awaiting the chance to get their reserve copy. So to those of you on the fence or idly Final Gameplay Evaluation : Graphics : 9 •Bungee continues to set a high standard for itself in terms of its graphic appeal, and ODST certain- ly lives up to, if not exceeds, other Halo games in this area. Controls: 8.5 •"If it ain't broken, don't fix it." The controls are more or less the same as they were in HALO 3, so for veteran players the transition is practically seamless, but there are a few problem areas with the new NAV Map feature. Sounds: 9 •There are few sounds quite as sat- isfying as the smooth, methodical fire of a Needier. Masterful. Story Line: 7 •If the game has one noticeable fault, it is here. The campaign is disappoint- ingly short and loaded with lengthy, drama-filled cinematics. I'd rather just kill some alien invaders. Overall score: 8.5 •ODST falls just a bit short of expec- tations but it is still a great game. For those of you thinking of buying, you might want to wait for the price to drop a bit. But overall it is a competent game in its own right. J.KING jskOOl (5llvc.edu cc Meatballs" anything but "Cloudy" Becky Chan '11 La Vie Staff Writer Every students dream is to have an ice cream day, which is the equivalent to a snow day, except with ice cream. Based on the book "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett, this Sony Pictures Animation movie will make your food fantasies come true. The movie is about a kid genius, Flint, who has a hard time relating to his peers because he is smart, and that makes him "uncool". Just when he is about to give up, his mother renews his self confidence and Flint continues to aspire to be a great inventor. Flash forward and adult Flint www.al lmovieposter.com VISUAL DELIGHT "Meatballs" on track to be a classic is still living with his father, and can turn water into food, and after inventing in his enormous backyard a disastrous beginning, food begins fort. Flint has made several to fall from the sky. inventions throughout the years, Without giving away the ending but each one failed miserably. to the story, the plot is rich with When Flint's father finally says, story morals, as well as entertaining "No more inventing," Flint cannot development and tons of food, stop. He creates a machine that This movie is great for all ages, not just for kids. Here is a little warning though: this movie will make you very hungry. Throughout the movie there is all different kinds of food, from doughnuts to spaghetti, and from steak to gummy bears. Although I saw it in a regular theater, this movie was out in 3-D. This is a great idea for this movie; who wouldn't love to watch big 3-D food falling from the sky? The plot of this movie exceeds your average family movie in a great way. It explores the issues of relationships, family, and peer pressure, as well as believing in yourself and dealing with the consequences of your own actions. The voices in this movie include Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Mr. T, Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, and James Caan. This cast of actors really adds to the performance of the characters in the movie. This movie is not up to par with some other current children's movies that have come out in the past couple of years, such as "Wall-e" or "Kung Fu Panda," but I still recommend going to see it. I give "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" a thumbs-up. The movie was wildly entertaining for kids, as well as adults, and charmingly moralistic. The forecast for this movie is delightfully appetizing. B. CHAN rcc003(5>lvc.edu 6 La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 Perspectives Letters to the Editor La Vie Collegienne requires all submissions to contain the author's name, telephone number, address and/or e-mail address. No letters can be considered for publication unless the above criteria are met. Telephone numbers and address- es will not be printed. Submissions will be strongly considered for pub- lication if they contain the author's rank, major, or professional capacity. Letters should be no longer than 200 words. All submissions to "Per- spectives" become property of La Vie Collegienne. La Vie reserves the right to edit submissions for space or for content that is vague, repetitive, libelous, or profane. It is not La Vies responsibility to check for factual in- accuracies within submissions. The editor will have the final determina- tion concerning such matters. 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Vucic TAKE IT or LEAVE IT With La Vie Advice Columnists: Melissa Zellner '13 La Vie Staff Writer And Kristin Witzel ' 1 1 La Vie Staff Writer C^J LVC is so boring on the weekends. Half the school seems to go home and, this being Annville, there isn't much to do. Most of my friends are busy with sports, jobs, or their significant other. I feel like I do the same things every weekend with the same people. I don't want to go home, but I want something new to do. How can I have fun while still staying at school? - Weekend Warrior Melissa: LVC is a small college in a small town, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to do. That is, if you look around. The college does offer several activities over the weekend. Almost every Friday night the college a co- median comes to campus, and every Saturday there is a dance in the UG. Another great opportunity that LVC offers is the Redbook Events. It is a way to get off campus and for- get all the stress of homework for a day. Redbook trips have gone to New York, Philadelphia, Washing- ton, D.C., Harrisburg, and many other locations. The best part of it is that most of them are free! To sign up, simple go to MyLVC un- der the myCampus tab and click on Redbook Events. The college also occasion- ally shows movies on campus. To check to see if there are any movies, look in the Mund College Center on the bulletin board across from the entrance to the East Dining Room. Other activities are also in the LIVE! booklet that is distrib- uted throughout campus. There are also several things to do within walking distance of the college. If you like to spend time outdoors Quittapahilla Park is a great place to walk, hike, or fish. In the mood for an inexpensive mov- ie? Right across the street there is the Allen Theater. As far as food goes, Annville has a couple great places to get a cheap meal. The Annville Diner has amaz- ing comfort food and, (my favorite part) they serve breakfast all day. Across the street from the diner is Kettering's Corner, where they have a great selection of ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes. If you are willing to pay a little more for food, the Batdorf also is an option. However, if none of these ideas work for you, my roommate and I found a great way of spending a Sat- urday night-get a pint of ice cream from Turkey Hill, a movie from the library, and enjoy! Kristin: LVC is a small school, but there are still a ton of great places to go in the surrounding area. You and your friends can head toward Hershey to spend the day in Hershey Park going on roller coasters, visit Zoo Ameri- ca to see the animals, or ride the Chocolate World chocolate fac- tory tour, which always includes a free piece of candy at the end of the ride - how could you go wrong with that? There is also the Hershey Theatre which has concerts, films, and Broadway shows. Or, check out the Giant Center for AHL Hershey Bears hockey games, music concerts, and comedians. If you enjoy shopping, the Hershey Outlets have many stores to suit a variety of tastes. If you have friends who enjoy sports more than shop- ping, head towards Adventure Sports where you can go mini golfing, play games in the arcade, race go-karts, or go head to head with bumper boats. Towards Lebanon, you can go see a movie at the Great Es- cape Movie Theater located in the Lebanon Valley Mall. You can also shop at the LVM, but the discerning shopper may want to make the 40 minute drive to Park City Mall in Lancaster for a larger selection of stores. Feeling sporty? There are bowling alleys in both Lebanon and Palmyra. You can also play miniature golf at Yogi's in Lebanon. Or, if you are feeling competitive, you can play laser tag with your friends at the Lazer Factory in Cleona. No matter what you and your friends' interests are, you are bound to enjoy your weekend by doing any of these fun and enter- taining activities. M. ZELLNER K. WITZEL mazOO 1 (Slvc.ed kaw002(2>lvc.edu Budget impasse threatens PHEAA Patricr Salomon '10 Perspectives Editor For those of you who haven't been paying attention, Pennsyl- vania has been without a state budget for almost 100 days. State affairs may be of little concern to most Lebanon Valley College stu- dents, but the budget impasse is screwing students too. Here's how: Between the bad politics and broken deals of partisan legisla- tors, the budget impasse has meant a freeze on state spending. Aside from funding the public school system, education funding in the state budget goes towards a little agency you may have heard of: the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency or, PHEAA. Those 600 Dutchmen who were relying on "assured" PHEAA grants faced starting the Fall semester with an up to $4,120 dollar deficit on their student account. Fortunately, Financial Aid has granted tem- porary amnesty to these students (37% of the full time population) until legislators stop their bickering and pass the overdue budget. There's a bigger problem than delayed grants looming on the ho- rizon: the likelihood of PHEAA's funding getting slashed. This could put students in a financially sticky situation, as a cut to PHEAA fund- ing means a cut to the size of their grant. Early this month, there was a lot of hoopla in Harrisburg over a possible budget agreement. While congressmen are still disagree- ing over the niceties of the deal, one sticking point is reducing the PHEAA grant fund to $403.6 mil- lion from last year's $407 million. Governor Ed Rendell, a long- time advocate for funding higher education, pushed for $460 mil- lion, while House and Senate Re- publicans proposed cutting the funds to $386 billion. The compro- mise is better... but why does the state of to compromise on funding higher education? In short, the Pennsylvania bud- get impasse has already put some college students in a bit of a pinch, and the final deal will likely leave students feeling squeezed a little tighter. This partisan squabbling is a mark of shame on our state gov- ernment, a matter made more atro- cious in light of a blatant refusal to assist college students, those who are the bright future of this great state and nation, in getting the best education available. P. SALOMON ppsOO 1 (3>Ivc.edu La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 Scoreboard Results: Women's Soccer 9.29.09 I 4 p.m. at DeSales University Field Hockey 9.29.09 I 4 p.m. at Albright College Women's Volleyball 9.26.09 I 2 p.m. W3-0 (25-7.27-25.25-20) Field Hockey 9.26.09 1 1 p.m. at Arcadia University Men's Soccer 9.26.09 1 1 p.m. at Eastern Mennonite University L 0-1 (OT) Women's Soccer 9.26.09 1 12 p.m. vs Eastern University Chris Hall soccer Chris earned his second career H hat trick on Wednes- day, scoring ^ , all three J goals as the Dutchmen slipped by Susquehanna University , 3-2. SHAYNA HEINTZELMAN women's TENNIS Shayna helped lead the women's tennis to a 5-0 start this season. She went 3-0 last week at number 2 singles, giving up only 2 games, and at numbers 1 and 2 doubles she also went 3-0 giving up only 5 games. Women s Tennis improves to 5-0 BECCAFARSON'12 La Vie staff writer The women's tennis team won their fourth consecutive match to start the season last Thursday, defeating host Albright (l-3, 0-2 Commonwealth Conference) 9-O.LVC (5-0 overall, 2-0 confer- ence) breezed past the Lions in doubles and singles. In doubles play, Sarah Grodzinski and Shayna Heintzelman worked together for an 8-2 win against Lisa Archibald and Ashley Woodcock at No. 1. Tamera Lobb and Lauren Fulmer teamed up to defeat Anna Berzins and Desiree Owle 8-4 at No. 2. Morgan Brady and Jess Ferlenda won 8-2 against Brittiney Boyle and Shaunte Allen to complete the sweep in doubles. The Dutchmen also swept singles. Grodzinski defeated Ar- chibald 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1; Heint- zelman toppled Berzins 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2; Lobb beat Owle 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3; Fulmer won against Wood- cock 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4; Brady de- feated Jessica Gordon 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5, and Ferlenda won 6-0, 6-1 against Missy Yake at No. 6. This young team of players and their new head coach, Joy Graeff, have shown that they are ready to defend their conference title. Concerning the team, Heint- zelman said, "The team performed really well as individuals. We had some new players in the lineup, and they were very competitive. Our team this year is not only a good team on the courts, but a fun team off the courts, too. We are one big tennis family that is able to joke around at practices and still get the job done." The tennis team beat Cabrini last Saturday 8-1 to go to 5-0 for the season. It will welcome Alvernia University for a 3:30 p.m. match on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Following that will be a trip to Goucher College in Balti- more on Thursday, Oct. 1, and a home match at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, against Kings College. B. FARSON rafOOl (Slvc.edu HIGH GOALS: Aim to make the final four Continued from Page 8 Eckenrode was phenomenal in play, with a hat trick against Arca- dia, and a goal and an assist against Gettysburg. "I really didn't notice I had three goals until the end of the game. All I think about during the game is how to help the team and to do my best. My position frequently allows me to have the last touch on the ball towards and hopefully into the goal, after my team worked to pass it up the field. As long as we work hard and win, I'm happy," remarked Eck- enrode of her performance. They took 26 shots while Ar- cadia only had 2. All of the scor- ing during this game was done in the first half, when Eckenrode ran up the field and scored an unas- sisted goal the first minute of the game. Her second goal was scored ten minutes later, after Rachel Pa- talone tapped her the ball and she didn't hesitate to take the shot. She scored again right before halftime with an assist by Shelly Lobach. Lobach also scored unas- sisted to add to the Dutchmen's win. Earlier in the week, against Get- tysburg, Baro and defender Nikki Bomberger were strong in their de- fense, as they kept the team from scor- ing more than 1. Gettysburg had 11 shots, but could only make 1 count. Despite controlling the field for most of the first half, LVC blocked 12 cor- ners of their corners. There were no doubles scorers during the game, as five different players scored. Lobach and Eckenrode each had a goal and an assist. Eckenrode fell behind the Gettysburg defense and converted a pass to shoot past the keeper. Allison Bicher scored next, after a breakaway from Eckenrode, and Lobach and Jocelyn Novak scored unassisted. Freshmen Caitlin Vasey scored her first career goal. "We had 16 freshmen come in this year and they have all added to our team in many ways. The team has so much depth this year that I feel if at any moment some- one needs to come off the field we have a player that can jump in her place that is as equally as good," said sophomore Jocelyn Novak. S. GRODZINSKI slg002<a)lvc.edu Football faces a test to keep up the wins Blair Ransom '13 la vie staff writer Last year, the Flying Dutch- men's football season fell short of a championship by one game. In the past seasons there have been some disappointing outcomes and frustrations for this team, but this season something seems to be dif- ferent. The start of this season has been spectacular. LVC has opened with three straight wins over some qual- ity opponents. LVC has not hit this 3-0 mark since 1979. So what's the difference for the Dutchmen? They are coming off a bye week and pre- paring for a game this Saturday at Arnold Field against preseason conference favorite Delaware Val- ley. Game time is 1 p.m. Senior fullback Brian Lynch said this year's team is 3-0 "because we understand the challenge ahead of us." He also said one of the big differences in this team than in past years is that they are closer as a whole. Lynch said, "We have a group of guys who can j oke around and have fun with one another, but we know when it's time to strap it up and get to work. We all have a winning attitude." So far this season, LVC has had a player recognized for their perfor- mance in two of the team's three games. Junior outside linebacker Alex Gilchrist said that is great, but it's not the most important thing among the members of this team. Gilchrist said, "We care about each other rather than ourselves. Personal recognition falls short for this team because we have only one goal in mind, and that's the MAC Championship. That's why we are playing like we are now." He said that "this team has something to prove to everyone watching them." Head Coach Jim Monos preached that this team, at the con- clusion of their 2008 season, made a commitment to do "whatever it takes" to be successful this season. Monos said, "The definition of success has yet to be determined, but I know that the expectations are high. The work ethic and the attitude of this team have been ex- ceptional and there is a real focus on earning the prize." B.RANSOM vbrOOl (Slvc.edu Courtesy Sports Information Colt Zarilla, sophomore punter and quarterback was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for the week of September 13th. He put all three of his punts inside the 20 in LVC's 27-20 win over Ursinus, including a 55-yard fourth-quarter boot that pinned Ursinus at its own one yard- line. Zarilla averaged 39.5 yards per punt. Spotlight: Joelle Snyder Women's Volleyball player a determined leader BECCAFARSON'12 Staff writer If you head over to Arnold's Sports Center on a weekday after- noon, you will find Joelle Snyder working hard on the court at vol- leyball practice. Her teammates look to her for leadership and advice. To Snyder, letting actions speak for themselves carries as much weight as giving commands, and showing her team how it is done is something she does best. This Leighton, Pa. native began volleyball at a young age. "I started playing volleyball in fourth grade," she said. "My older sister played volleyball and I loved going to her games when I was younger so I decided to follow in her footsteps and play." In high school, Snyder played for Marian Catholic in Lehighton, Pa. She has won many awards dur- ing her three years playing here at LVC. Snyder has been named Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week four times. She was named to the first team all-conference in 2007 and 2008, and was named Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year in 2007. She's one of the reasons the Dutchmen had a 30-match regular season winning streak, which was ended last week by Widener. However, with all her achieve- ments, she has stayed modest. Head Coach Wayne Perry said, "She has remained extremely humble in the midst of all the awards she has won." Snyder possesses skills that distinguish her as a great volley- ball player. "Things coaches love in a hitter," Perry said, "are a quick arm swing and court vision. Joelle has both. The court vision means she can see the seams between the blockers and she has the ability to powerfully control her hits into those seams. Not too many D-3 Courtesy Sports Information AND FOR THE KILL: According to coach Wayne Perry, Joelle Snyder has quick arm swing and court vision, things any coach would want in a hitter. She has collected 111 kills over the first 10 games with only 23 errors and a .345 hitting percentage, which is the highest on the team. players can do that." Over the first 10 games of the season, Snyder has collected 111 kills with only 23 errors. Her hitting percentage is .345, the highest on the team. Snyder has also served 18 aces for the season. Snyder has proven to be a smart hitter and her defensive skills are just as strong. Snyder leads the team in blocks with three solo blocks and 13 assisted blocks. The secret to Snyder's success is her determination. "During a game I just try to focus on what is happening and making sure I make the best plays I can," she said. Everyone on the court can rec- ognize this concentration. Teammate Mchelle Little said, "Jo- elle rarely makes mistakes in the front row, but when she does, she immedi- ately learns from them and tweaks her strategy the next time." As a captain on the team, Snyder has gained the respect of her teammates and her coaches through leadership. Angela Kuperavage, a sophomore on the team said, "Joelle is not the loud leader ... I think she is a quiet leader who leads by her actions." Perry agrees. "Joelle leads best on the court. She's a good role model for the younger hitters and is she is very quick to compliment our defense and back row for pro- viding so many opportunities ev- ery game," he said. Snyder said she has a drive to win, a trait you can see when LVC plays its next home game, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. Lycoming. Before that they'll travel to Lan- caster this weekend to play in the Franklin & Marshall Scramble. "My favorite part of a match is winning," she said. "I just love playing with my team and coming out with a win." B. FARSON raf001(a>lvc.edu Field Hockey demonstrates why they're ranked number 9 in the nation Sarah Grodzinski '10 la vie sports editor For the Dutchmen field hock- ey girls, things are looking up. De- spite a small blemish in the sea- son, a 4-3 loss to the University Of Mary Washington, the team has won every game and they have done it with style. Last week, the number 9 ranked team in the na- tion earned a pair of wins, as they breezed past number 13 Gettys- burg, 5-1, and blanked Arcadia, their first conference game, 4-0. As well as the wins, Junior Cait Eckenrode earned the Confer- ence Field Hockey player of the week, and Caitlin Baro earned the goalkeeper/defender of the week. Baro, who made eight saves against Gettysburg and only allowed a sin- gle goal. She faced 1 1 shots in the game, and made a save in the shut- out against Arcadia. This is her 3rd shutout of the season. "There is definitely pressure being back there but that's why goalies choose this position. I'm not constantly in the play but that makes it harder because you may only get 1 shot, or you may get 15, but you miss that 1 shot and that's bad! So the pressure is always there, one shot or twenty shots," Baro said of her position. Please see HIGH GOALS | Page 7 FACTORY rfisi'i faq * Family Fun Onlt* This weeks Redbook event is lazer tag at the Lazer Factory in AnnvilleM! Come out and play a few games of lazer tag for FREE 5PM to 11PM on Saturday, October 3rd! You will be responsible for your own transportation though. 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